Buttercream Pinwheel Candies

These easy Buttercream Pinwheel Candies are the perfect little sweet treats! Fill them with your favorite spread to make them extra special just for you and your family!

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Buttercream Pinwheel Candy Recipe

So this “candy” is ridiculously sweet.  But I mean, it’s CANDY… Well, actually it’s buttercream frosting.

It’s smooth, creamy and buttery….AND filled with your favorite filling.  Which in my case is TJ’s Cookie Butter.. or even Nutella.

You only need a piece or two…and it’s SO worth it. They are super “rustic” looking..which is my term for kinda-ugly. But that’s ok.  There’s charm in rustic…at least that’s what I am telling myself! Let me talk you through how I made these Buttercream Pinwheels…

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How to Make These Homemade Candies

So the base for this candy is a thick sugar/butter mixture…essentially its buttercream with less milk.

Mix powdered sugar, a stick of butter and milk together.  I used my hands to mix it up, but be prepared to get messy!

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You might need to add a little more powdered sugar if it’s too sticky.  I used 5 1/2 cups, and it was perfect…

If it’s too crumbly add in a touch of milk.  You can’t really mess it up!

Once it’s the perfect consistency, form it into a ball and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment or cling wrap that’s lightly dusted with powdered sugar.

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You can try using a rolling pin dusted with powdered sugar… or you can just use your hands to spread it out….

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You’ll want it to be rectangular shaped, about 1/4 inch thick.

Then slice it into 2 pieces long-ways…

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And spread your favorite topping.

 

Then carefully roll it up, using the parchment or cling wrap as an aid…

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I rolled both of mine inward and then popped them in the fridge (still on the baking sheet) to harden up…

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When they are chilled they will slice really easily…

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And you can serve them in cute little candy foils or mini cupcake liners.

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An easy and sweet addition to your cookie tray!

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Buttercream Pinwheel Candies

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 50 pinwheels 1x
  • Category Category: Dessert
  • Method Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American

Description:

These easy Buttercream Pinwheel Candies are the perfect little sweet treats! Fill them with your favorite spread to make them extra special just for you and your family!


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 56 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup (approx) of spreadable filling, like peanut butter, Cookie Butter (Biscoff) or Nutella

Instructions

  1. in a large mixing bowl combine butter, powdered sugar and milk. Knead together until it forms a smooth ball. If it’s too sticky add a little more powdered sugar, if too dry add milk by the teaspoon until smooth consistency is reached.
  2. Line a baking sheet with cling wrap or parchment and lightly dust with powdered sugar. Press butter mixture into a rectangular shape, approx 1/4 inch thick with fingers, or use a rolling pin dusted with powdered sugar.
  3. Divide in half long-ways. Spread on filling onto each half and then carefully using the cling wrap or parchment roll up, long-ways.
  4. Chill for at least an hour before slicing into pieces, about 1/2 inch thick.

Notes:

*Nutrition facts apply to peanut butter pinwheel candies

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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terry
December 5, 2014 10:53 pm

my mom made this recipe and i have made it for 35years it is my oldest son favorite he always ask for peanut butter pinwheels

Lynn
August 15, 2014 1:33 am

My grandmother made a recipe like this called “society roll”. It had peanut butter in the middle and no butter. I can’t wait to try this version!

December 20, 2013 3:04 pm

haha there is always charm in “rustic” looking! 🙂 They look good to me!

anna may
December 17, 2013 1:09 am

This was made by my mother in law years ago and now a niece carries on the tradition. It called potato candy for us because you use mashed potatoes and powdered sugar and spread peanut butter and roll and slice.

December 16, 2013 9:07 pm

My grandma used to make something like this, with peanut butter in the middle. This candy brings back lots of memories!

Martha T
December 16, 2013 3:25 pm

I’m thinking cream cheese with a raspberry filling … somehow …

December 16, 2013 2:29 pm

Good grief – my teeth hurt just thinking about how YUMMY this must be!

December 16, 2013 11:49 am

This sounds HEAVENLY!

December 16, 2013 7:21 am

I’ve never made candy before, but this looks like the place to start! I mean, it’s frosting and candy combined…that can only be one of the greatest things on planet earth.

December 16, 2013 6:23 am

I have decided that buttercream dough is my new favorite kind of dough.

December 16, 2013 6:04 am

wonder if a little bit of cocoa could be added to the powdered sugar and a vanilla or other frosting used with same results..how much?

December 16, 2013 3:01 am

That nutella whirl has made my day! I am addict to nuttella right now I even used it in the cake I made for my blog today, the creamy texture must be addictive in that white candy coat.

December 15, 2013 10:11 pm

Whoa! This is so cool! I have never heard of frosting candy, but it look so easy and so good! Such a great idea! 🙂

Stephanie Midkiff
December 15, 2013 9:28 pm

My mom has made a candy like this since I was a child. It has to be my favorite holiday candy of all time. Thanks for sharing.

December 15, 2013 8:44 pm

I’ve seen this candy before, and always wondered how they made it! It looks so easy! Thanks for sharing 🙂

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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